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  • Muscular diplomacy [Editorial]

    Muscular diplomacy  [Editorial]
    In a little-heralded announcement earlier this week, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons declared that the Syrian government of Bashar Assad had handed over the last 1,300 tons of its declared chemical weapons stockpile to...
  • Obama and Iraq: Too-little, too-late

    Obama and Iraq: Too-little, too-late
    George W. Bush never claimed to be prescient, but here he is in 2007, warning us what would happen if the United States prematurely pulled its troops out of Iraq before Iraqi forces were sufficiently trained, equipped and motivated to defend the country...
  • Here's how it's done-4

    A century ago, Europe went smash. In a combination of imperial vainglory (senile vainglory in the case of the doddering Habsburg regime), interlocking treaties, and inflexible military timetables, the nations willingly went to war, a war that turned out...
  • When the U.S. welched on Shevardnadze [Commentary]

    When the U.S. welched on Shevardnadze [Commentary]
    Absent from U.S. media encomia for recently deceased former Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze is any mention of the historic deal he reached with his U.S. counterpart James Baker in 1990 ensuring that the Soviet empire would collapse "with a...
  • Putin on the hot seat [Editorial]

    Putin on the hot seat  [Editorial]
    Russia's President Vladimir Putin was once lauded by supporters for his brilliance in cynically calling for a negotiated end to Ukraine's civil war while simultaneously escalating the conflict through secret shipments of arms and equipment to Russian-...
  • Onetime Aberdeen mansion gets new life as assisted living home

    Onetime Aberdeen mansion gets new life as assisted living home
    From riches to rags, then back to riches. That could be the motto of the grand Victorian house at 468 West Bel Air Avenue, near Baltimore Street. Once home to Aberdeen's illustrious Baker family, the dwelling fell on hard times and stood dilapidated for...
  • Hillary Clinton touches the 'third rail' of foreign policy [Commentary]

    Hillary Clinton touches the 'third rail' of foreign policy [Commentary]
    In American domestic politics, messing with Social Security is known as "the third rail," referring to the power source for trains that is fatal to the touch. In foreign policy discussions, invoking the name of Adolf Hitler promises the same lethal...
  • Ukrainians go to the polls [Editorial]

    On Sunday, Ukrainians will go to the polls to choose a new president to replace Viktor Yanukovych, the head of government who was deposed by a popular uprising in February. Barring the possibility of a last-ditch effort to disrupt the polling by armed...
  • Cockeysville native launches to International Space Station

    Cockeysville native launches to International Space Station
    A few minutes after 4 p.m. Wednesday, Cockeysville native Reid Wiseman officially left the Earth to cheers at his high school alma mater. The distinction of "going to space" isn't technically earned until one is 50 miles above the Earth's surface,...
  • Maryland National Guard, Estonia reaffirm partnership

    Maryland National Guard, Estonia reaffirm partnership
    As Russia's actions in Ukraine rattle its neighbors, the Maryland National Guard is affirming its decades-long partnership with Estonia. Maryland has helped to train Estonian troops since shortly after the breakup of the Soviet Union. Now it's...
  • Obama at West Point [Editorial]

    Obama at West Point  [Editorial]
    Republicans in Congress lost no time in condemning President Obama's commencement address at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point last week as further proof of his weakness and vacillation in confronting America's foes. But in fact, Mr. Obama's talk...
  • Obama has no foreign policy [Letter]

    Obama has no foreign policy [Letter]
    I suggested to Funk & Wagnalls (I guess I should really tell Wikipedia, too) that the editorial regarding President Barack Obama's foreign policy be listed as a good example of "sycophancy" ("Obama at West Point," June 1). President Obama's foreign policy...